Third Irish Home Rule Bill (87 words)

Historical Context Note

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The Bill was opposed by both Ulster Unionists in the north (who wanted less) and Republicans in the south (who wanted more), but was it passed into law on 18th September 1914, albeit with the decision that Irish Home Rule remain inoperative until the cessation of hostilities. By then the Easter Rising had taken place to the terms of the Act were only applied to the six counties of Ulster by the Government of Ireland Act (1920). The 26 counties of Eire were granted dominion status by the Anglo-Irish Treaty (1921).

Editors. "Third Irish Home Rule Bill". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
[, accessed 22 October 2016.]